Divisional Cavalry, Nominal Roll 1915
The Nominal Rolls of the Canadian Expeditionary Force are described by Library and Archives Canada as the "lists of soldiers on strength with the unit on a particular date. They were generally created in the course of a unit's formation in Canada, often in preparation for departure overseas. Five copies of nominal rolls (army form MFW 20) were to be prepared by the regimental adjutant. Two were submitted to the headquarters of the Military District in which the unit was raised (one of which was to be forwarded to the Department of Militia and Defence in Ottawa). Three were to accompany the unit overseas. The first page was to contain a list of officers, arranged in order of rank. Other ranks followed on succeeding pages, arranged in alphabetical order, showing full name, rank, and regimental number. When the 1st Canadian contingent was raised and sent to England, it included a 1st Canadian Divisional Cavalry Squadron, made up of volunteers from the 19th Alberta Dragoons. The 3rd Divisional Cavalry Squadron was raised from the 22nd Saskatchewan Light Horse. With the formation of the Canadian Corps, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Divisional Cavalry Squadrons were redesignated and absorbed by the Canadian Corps Cavalry Regiment. The 4th Divisional Cavalry Squadron, formed from the 10th Canadian Mounted Rifles became the Canadian Corps Cavalry Depot.
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